21 September 2020 - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Makhotso Sotyu will, as part of the National Arbor Month campaign, unveil a plaque and hand over a Remembrance Garden in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. The event will also include tree-planting activities...


19 September 2020 - The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries acknowledges growing attention being placed on the problem of plastic pollution, and the effort that is being taken by the private sector, government, civil society and academia to address waste management in the country. As you know, plastic has been around since the 1950s and its versatility has ensured its use...


18 September 2020 - Deputy Minister Sotyu was invited by His Royal Highness Vho-Thovhele Nesengani to participate at this clean-up campaign initiated by the Nesengani Traditional Council. In response to this invitation the deputy minister will hand over six (6) skip bins to be placed at different areas in Vuwani. The Vuwani Environment Clean-up campaign coincides with...


17 September 2020 - The clean-up will be hosted in partnership with Plastics SA, Coca-Cola Beverage and KZN Marine Network. The ICCD takes place every year on the third Saturday of September.  South Africa has participated in the ICCD, which is the world’s largest volunteer clean-up event of its kind, which enables scientists to gather valuable data on the extent of marine pollution, since 1986.


17 September 2020 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy and the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Cllr Geoff Makhubo, invite members of the media to the certificate-awarding ceremony to six co-operatives whose recycling efforts are preserving and protecting the environment. The award ceremony is undertaken during a significant week in South Africa’s...